UK Government Strengthens Healthcare Partnerships with the Philippines

Jan 2024

The UK’s Department for Business and Trade (DBT) and the British Embassy in Manila hosted a Trade Mission last 29 November – 1 December composed of National Health Service (NHS) Organisations who met with healthcare leaders in the Philippines to explore collaborations and partnerships; helping the UK to further strengthen trade ties within the region.

The delegation met with senior government leaders and public and private hospitals in the Philippines, including a visit to the Cardinal Santos Medical Center. The UK shared their healthcare challenges and described the innovations that are helping to overcome these, and were interested to learn more about Philippine healthcare models.

The visit also saw the signing of a Twinning Partnership between West Yorkshire and Pasig City local governments that will create opportunities to strengthen and grow research, innovation and commercial in the Healthcare sector. The MoU was signed by Mayor Vico Sotto and Richard Stubbs, CEO of Health Innovation Yorkshire and Humber. This first-of-its-kind Twinning Partnership will take forward the development of the Philippines’ first digitized patient registry for primary care. The digitized registry, first launched through the UK’s Better Health Programme, is already benefitting up to 1 million patients seeking public healthcare in barangay health centers across Pasig City and Iloilo City.

The UK delegation includes: Aire Logic, Health Innovation Yorkshire & Humber, Modality Partnership, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Royal College of General Practitioners, UCL Global Business School for Health, University of Bradford, University of Leeds, & West Yorkshire NHS Integrated Care Board.


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